The Brazilian youngster has hailed the signing of the flamboyant Italy international, and feels Samuele Longo has made the right decision to join Espanyol on loan
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The young attacker impressed during pre-season with a number of fine performances and he's desperate to keep on developing this term.
"I'm relaxed about it all, Cassano has come in and I'm happy about it. He's a great player and it's a positive signing," Coutinho stated at a press conference.
"Personally, I just try to do my job and give everything on the pitch. I hope to keep improving and learning all the time."
The Brazilian then went on to discuss Samuele Longo's one-year loan move to Espanyol, the same club where Coutinho plied his trade in the second half of the 2011-12 campaign.
"I told Samuele that he can improve a lot at Espanyol, I was made to feel really welcome and I'm sure they'll do likewise with him because he's an excellent footballer," he added.